Education & Academic Affairs

Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship

Thomas J.A. Lehman, MD
Alexa B. Adams, MD

Duration: 3 years
Stipend: $77,345 (2016/17) per annum/benefits with increases for each year of fellowship training. (subsidized housing also available)
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery; NYPH-Weill Cornell Medical Center Department of Pediatrics

Goals and Characteristics
The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at Hospital for Special Surgery is one of the premier institutions in Pediatric Rheumatology training. Nationwide there is a continuing shortage of trained pediatric rheumatologists with only 30 pediatric rheumatology training programs and 305 board certified pediatric rheumatologists in the United States.

The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at Hospital for Special Surgery is committed to maintaining a high standard of excellence and providing additional faculty to support research, teaching, and clinical care activities at universities throughout the United States. Graduates of our program have won awards and accolades from the American College of Rheumatology and have gone on to productive academic careers across the country.

We have expanded our program to six fellowship positions. If you are a bright pediatrician with an interest in a challenging academic career caring for children with rheumatic diseases, please contact us. The pediatric rheumatology fellowship is three years as mandated by the American Board of Pediatrics and includes comprehensive training in all aspects of pediatric rheumatic disease. Closely integrated with the adult rheumatology training program at Hospital for Special Surgery, the Department of Pediatrics at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and orthopedics programs at Hospital for Special Surgery, this is one of the most outstanding pediatric rheumatology training opportunities in the world.

Our pediatric rheumatology fellowship training program is accredited by the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is recognized by the American Board of pediatrics and the American College of Rheumatology. For more information, please contact the Department of Academic Training by phone at 212.606.1466, by fax at 212.606.1477, or via email at

Applicants must be board eligible or board certified in Pediatrics and graduates of an ACGME-accredited residency program. A curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation from the applicant’s training program, and a personal interview are required. All accepted fellows must have a New York State Medical License. Applications are received via the ERAS system. ERAS website:


For additional information, please contact:
Alexa B. Adams, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program
Division of Pediatric Rheumatology
Associate Attending in Pediatrics
Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Weill Medical College of Cornell University